U.S. bishops elected, assigned for 2012-16
United Methodists also place a bishop on involuntary retirement and respond to shooting in Colorado.
South Central elects final bishop
Mike McKee becomes final bishop and third Texan elected. With his election, all 11 of the current openings for U.S. bishops have been filled.
Aurora community gathers for prayer
United Methodists join others in prayer for victims, survivors of theatre shooting rampage in Colorado.
Jurisdiction affirms Bledsoe’s removal
By 208 to 45 vote, South Central delegates support the episcopacy committee’s decision to compel bishop’s early retirement.
UMTV: Grace House Heals Families
Church turns home across the street into a place of hope for families in transition. “Everybody needs a little jump start once in a while.”
Committee votes to retire Bledsoe as bishop
Bledsoe said he will pray before deciding whether to appeal to the Judicial Council the committee’s decision to involuntarily retire him.
Creating strong support systems at church
To minimize gaps in pastoral care, borrow wisdom from two industries that live or die by processes: engineering and air traffic control.
Conferences reject church’s stance on gays
Rejecting the denomination’s stance on gay rights and same-sex marriage were important issues for at least 15 annual conferences.
Holmes says Bledsoe hearing ‘heading right direction’
Episcopacy committee weighing decision about whether North Texas Conference bishop will be involuntarily retired.
What goes on a bishop’s report card?
Since 2008, The United Methodist Church’s law book has required formal evaluations of the denomination’s bishops.
Conferences talk bishops, focus areas
United Methodist U.S. annual (regional) conferences and central conferences tackle a variety of issues during 2012 meetings.
‘Give Back’ aids United Methodist church
Minneapolis’ North United Methodist building gets upgrades, thanks to real estate-sponsored program.
‘Pilgrims’ find calling in Ukraine mission
A friend reflects on the work of a United Methodist missionary and his wife after a tragic accident injures that missionary and kills two others.
Tips for welcoming, not smothering visitors
Be ready to greet folks who come to your church this weekend, but remember there is a fine line between being friendly and pushy.
Religious life thriving on campus
Diversity accounts for new religious awakening at college level, say authors of ‘No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education.’
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